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30 Years After A-Bomb Wish, Kevin Curren Should See The U.S. Open Now

30 Years After A-Bomb Wish, Kevin Curren Should See The U.S. Open Now

Aug. 29 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   It took 30 years, but Kevin Curren finally got his wish. Well, sort of. On August 29, 1985, Curren, the No. 5 seed at the US Open, crashed out in the first round on the Grandstand Court, falling in straight-sets...

Mardy Fish – Will He Become The Next Ellsworth Vines?

Mardy Fish – Will He Become The Next Ellsworth Vines?

Aug. 28 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   As Mardy Fish winds down his professional tennis career at the 2015 US Open, it’s a perfect time to take of his legacy and career. “He’s had a solid career,” said Paul Annacone on Tennis...

Carson – Not UCLA – To Be Tennis Venue For Potential Los Angeles Olympic Tennis Competition

Carson – Not UCLA – To Be Tennis Venue For Potential Los Angeles Olympic Tennis Competition

Aug. 27 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Should Los Angeles win the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the tennis competition would be held at the StubHub Tennis Center in Carson, Calif., and not at UCLA, site of the 1984 Olympic tennis demonstration...

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Aug. 25 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Don Budge was the first player in tennis history to win the Grand Slam of tennis in 1938 when he swept in one year all four major championships – the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. titles.  However,...

Don’t Forget Helen Wills Moody In The “GOAT” Debate In Women’s Tennis

Don’t Forget Helen Wills Moody In The “GOAT” Debate In Women’s Tennis

Aug. 24 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   With much chatter in tennis centered around Serena Williams pursuing the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, and her “GOAT” status (Greatest Of All Time) in potentially winning her 22nd major singles title, it’s...

A Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match From 30 Years Ago You May Have Forgotten

A Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match From 30 Years Ago You May Have Forgotten

Aug. 23 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   After an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, John McEnroe has fanned some flames about, yet, another “Battle of the Sexes” match, this time featuring himself, at age 56, against world No. 1 Serena Williams....

Music, Entertainment During Tennis Changeovers Not Originally Embraced

Music, Entertainment During Tennis Changeovers Not Originally Embraced

Aug. 16 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   At the U.S. Open, the in-stadium entertainment on Arthur Ashe Stadium is almost as synonymous as the high-level of tennis. The stadium is engulfed in loud music, causing fans to dance and sing while, often, images...

Nick Kyrgios Fast Becoming Modern-Day Ilie Nastase

Nick Kyrgios Fast Becoming Modern-Day Ilie Nastase

Aug. 13 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   It’s now official. Nick Kyrgios is this generation’s “bad boy” of tennis. The out-spoken and eccentric Australian has been part of a growing list of controversies, the latest being audible comments about...

Do Half The Number of Americans Play Tennis Now Than The 1970s?

Do Half The Number of Americans Play Tennis Now Than The 1970s?

Aug. 13 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   I stumbled upon two items of information regarding tennis participation in the United States that bears some thought for those in the tennis industry. For starters, I saw a press announcement from the Tennis Industry...

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

Aug. 2 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Saratoga Springs, N.Y. is known as the Mecca for horse racing but it was also the site of an interesting moment in the history of tennis. With a Facebook post – as well as a fortunate discovery during a haphazard...

Learning About The Bucharest Backfire While Hitting A Roger Federer Tweener

Learning About The Bucharest Backfire While Hitting A Roger Federer Tweener

Jul. 15 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   You never know where and when you are going to learn a new bit of tennis knowledge or bit of history. While playing some friendly morning mixed doubles while at the beautiful Moorings Club in Vero Beach, Florida,...

The Novak Djokovic Serve Instrumental In Wimbledon Final Win Against Roger Federer

The Novak Djokovic Serve Instrumental In Wimbledon Final Win Against Roger Federer

Jul. 12 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   In his book “The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” tennis historian Steve Flink rated the return of serve and the backhand of Novak Djokovic among the best in the history of tennis. It was the serve, however,...